Businesses using internet marketing services may want to be aware of social media phishing attacks.

Sebastian Zabala, Panda Security's country manager for the UK and Sweden, said criminals are increasingly focusing on this medium when planning where to launch their strategy.

This is because these websites are now being used above email as tools of communication, so attacks are evolving to follow the trend, he explained.

Mr Zabala also stated it is difficult for users to distinguish between a genuine message and criminal activity.

"You are more inclined to click on everything, because you want to see everything and you want to see what is happening," he continued.

However, the expert pointed out attacks, such as the recent Twitter worm, are often dealt with swiftly and do not stay around for long.

Panda Security's third quarterly report of 2010 recently revealed 52 per cent of companies were infected over the past year, despite claiming to have more provisions in place.

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